Compak Golden Bean Awards 2016
With more than 100 coffee roasting businesses attending and entries across 9 categories totaling nearly 1200 coffees, it’s the largest coffee roasters competition in the world and has been open to Australian roasters for over 10 years. This year the awards were held at Port Macquarie in NSW giving industry experts and dedicated roasters an opportunity to engage and share their experience and trade.
The event also provided a Green Bean Zone for Coffee Roasters and Suppliers
The initiative designed to provide a link between green bean buyers and roasters. Often it is difficult to meet suppliers face to face due to geographical distances in Australia. It also included a cupping session, where roasters were able to try a broad spectrum of origins to help make purchasing decisions.
Congratulations to all winners in this years event, and the overall roasting champion Di Bella, to see the full list Click here
Among the categories of coffees being judged were espresso, milk and filter beverages, chain store and more… Having a fond spot for Little Owl Coffee Roasters, I can’t help but mention the bronze award for the Full Moon blend, it has always been popular with Little Owl’s customers and café owners.
Entries were judged by Anne Cooper with help from category judges: Andy Freeman, Chris Fone, Michael Anapo and Tony Marci. If you were thinking about entering there are many categories to choose from, so keep tuned for next years 2017 Golden Bean opportunities @cafecultre.com
A list of Coffee Bean categories in 2016.
- Milk Based Latte
- Australian Grown
- Organic Espresso
- Single Origin Espresso
- Pour Over Filter
- Chain Store Espresso
- Chain Store Milk